Journey UnauthorizedA Tribute to Journey




Journey Unauthorized is comprised of musicians who look and sound like the original artists. They provide a complete 1980’s concert experience. This band can perform the full range of Journey songs, including the most complex tunes. With their look and sound, they will transport you back in time.

Vocalist Perry Stevens captures the essence of the Journey vocal sound. His vocal and song writing talents have taken him around the world as an original recording artist with his group Atlantis. Perry has also shared the stage and recorded with many music industry talents, including Gregg Rolie (original member of Santana and Journey), Night Ranger, Y&T, Bon Jovi, Three Dog Night, Jefferson Starship, and many others.

Ray Potter is very talented on the keyboards. He is a self taught musician and also plays guitar and bass. Ray has traveled across North America with a number of touring bands and has had the privilege of playing alongside legendary performers such as B.B. King and the band Loverboy. Ray’s work on film includes a score for Artist and Philosopher Robert Cremean’s “Metaphor and Process – The Work of Robert Cremean”. This critically acclaimed piece earned a display at the Smithsonian. Ray also composed and recorded the musical score for the Nelson Chang film “God’s Warrior”. He is a 15 year member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and votes annually in 11 Grammy Awards categories

Guitarist Damion Mantle professionally plays electric and acoustic guitars. He is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene with a diverse background of musical styling’s including Rock, Metal, Jazz, Flamenco, Classical, Blues, and Country. Damion is also a graduate of the nationally acclaimed Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco and has studied with such guitar greats as Michael Lee Firtins and Milan Jacobs. He has performed and shared stages with the Neville Brothers and the legendary fusion bassist, Stuart Hamm.

Percussionist Jimmy Wells brings a vast and diverse array of drum styles to the stage. He has studied with Aynsley Dunbar, Tommy Aldridge, Edward McClary, Mike Curotto, and John Riley during his career. A true veteran of the Bay Area music scene, Jimmy has recorded and toured across the United States and Japan. He has shared stages with Rob Halford, Pat Travers, Michael Schenker Group, Y&T, Dokken, and Dave Marino from Montrose.

Dave Matthews plays Ross Valory’s signature bass lines perfectly and can sing harmony and lead vocals. He is part of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene and has performed, toured, and recorded with many well known acts such as: Ronnie Montrose, Gamma (featuring Ronnie Montrose and Davey Pattison), Robert Berry, Steve Vai, Robin Trower, Rick Derringer, Pat Travers, Lou Graham, Eddie Money, the Doobie Brothers, John Hiatt, Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, and Tom Cochran.

This band’s vocals are live with no backing tracks or sampling used. They perform the full-range of Journey’s multi-part harmonies as in “Lights”, “Separate Ways”, “Open Arms”, “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Faithfully”, “Any Way You Want It”, “Wheel In the Sky” and “Who’s Cryin’ Now”. They span the entire era of Journey’s repertoire with the Steve Perry material and Gregg Rolie’s styled lead vocals. Journey Unauthorized is great for huge outdoor festivals, large casino events, concert venues, and night clubs.



Made me feel like I was watching the real band. The set list covered many years. Good show. — Kathy A. (OC Fair & Event Center - Costa Mesa, CA)



Anyway You Want It


Don’t Stop Believin’




Open Arms


Wheel In The Sky


Who’s Cryin’ Now


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